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Glossary

Glossary

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  • Benzene: A volatile liquid solvent found in gasoline. [9]
  • Bind: The attaching of a neurotransmitter or other chemical to a receptor. The neurotransmitter is said to "bind" to the receptor. [5]
  • Brainstem: The major route by which the forebrain sends information to, and receives information from, the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. [5]
  • Butane: A substance found in lighter fluid. [9]
  • Butyl nitrite: An illegal substance that is often packaged and sold in small bottles; also referred to as "poppers." [9]
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